Re: (dsssl) Hypothetical question on namespaces

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Hypothetical question on namespaces
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 18:27:24 +0100
> nsgmls claims to deal with XML; therefore, it must cope with
> namespaces.

Not so. Namespace support is not required by a processor that
implements XML 1.0. (which isn't surprising that the namespace rec came
out a year later, more or less).

(Of course one can use dsssl with documents that use namespaces, just as
one can use dtds, but typically you have to restrict yourself to fixed
prefixes. Unlike a namespace aware xml parser, the sgml parser won't
automatically do the right thing if different prefixes are used for the
same namespace.


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